Kwikspace has successfully supplied more than 170 parkhomes to one of South Africa’s largest state-owned companies in a 24-month rental contract. The state owned company required temporary, parkhomes and dependable structures that suited its various operational requirements at sites nation-wide. Following a thorough regional tender process, Kwikspace was awarded the contract to supply specified buildings to all of the customer’s regions countrywide, barring one.
A range of 100 parkhomes three metres wide with varying lengths of 3, 6, 9 and 12 metres, 7m x 7m and 2.4m x 6m are being delivered to sites on a pre-planned sequential basis, which includes site assessment and levelling where necessary. Final delivery is expected to take place in late November, with buildings fulfilling requirements for security and conventional offices, boardrooms, training centres, control centres, kitchen units and ablution / shower combination blocks. The 100 units are in addition to 75 parkhomes from a pre-existing Kwikspace rental contract, which was renewed only subsequent to the acceptance of the new tender.
“The fact that we could guarantee the number of buildings required was pivotal in winning this tender,” says Claude Naidoo, Rental Sales Manager, Kwikspace. “Not only do we keep a specified number of units in stock to cater for high demand, we also conduct extensive market research across the various sectors and structure our capacity accordingly. This means that Kwikspace is always in a position to provide units that meet the exact specifications of our current and future customers’ requirements. That, and the service we provide, is what makes us the market leaders in parkhomes.”
The sites for the new buildings are based in Gauteng (Pretoria) North West Province (Brits), Limpopo Province (Thabazimbi and Lephalale), Rustenburg (North West), KZN (Richards Bay) and Northern Cape (Postmasburg). The renewed contractual buildings are placed on sites in Mpumalanga (Ermelo, Witbank, Middelburg and Ogies), Limpopo Province (Phalaborwa), Free State (Bloemfontein) and the Northern Cape (Warrenton).
Building configuration forms part of Kwikspace’s onsite responsibility, and for this project the courtyard effect is implemented where possible. “Using the courtyard configuration ensures separation of work, tea break and ablution activities, points out Claude Naidoo, Rentals Sales Manager, Kwikspace. “This is not only conducive to a productive working environment, it also offers individuals an element of privacy when required.
In addition to the Kwikspace parkhomes catering to the requirements of operational personnel and supervisors, specified offices have been set up to accommodate the various area managers and general managers when onsite. “We ensure our buildings are fit-for-purpose, as well as catering to the needs of various personnel at different levels within an organisation’s hierarchy,” Naidoo says.
The equipment required to fit the units to spec was substantial. “As Kwikspace has the largest rental fleet of mobile buildings in the country, we also have the largest fleet of optional extras. This means we are well prepared to meet all client requirements with relative ease,” Naidoo explains.
“As market leaders in the prefabricated, mobile building sector, we have structured our business for high volumes and to satisfy all client requirements, big or small. These factors, our national footprint incorporating strategically located branches, and the fact that Kwikspace is client relationship-driven, are among the reasons we were awarded the contract,” Naidoo concludes.
Kwikspace’s fleet of rental buildings can be installed in multiple layouts. From a single modular unit for storage or office space, to complete accommodation camps incorporating kitchens, dining halls, laundry rooms and entertainment facilities, among others.